Hub Sessions

Wed 16 Nov 09:00 to 09:10

Session Introduction - Data to Manage the Grid

The primary enabler to a modern, data-driven utility is the adoption of smart grid technologies. This backbone of the utility industry will generate an overwhelming amount of data. Projects on predictive maintenance, IoT and peak shaving among other things.

Wed 16 Nov 09:10 to 09:30
Speakers: 

Erik Landeck

Vice-Chair of the DSO Committee
Eurelectric

Data Management - Smart Meter, Smart Grid, Smart Market

  • Advances in technologies, telecommunications and data analytics - digitalisation - are transforming the energy architecture 
  • profoundly impacting business strategies as well as relations between consumers and utilities
  • Starting with a mapping of data in the energy sector, this report proposes a series of key regulatory principles for data access and data exchange
Wed 16 Nov 09:30 to 09:50
Speakers: 

Franz Fischer

Manager of the workgroup "Utility Data Exchange"
Österreichs Energie

Michael Merz

IT Infrastructure Advisor
Österreichs Energie

Data Hub in Austria

  • Decentral data storage of customer data based on a standardised, flexible data exchange infrastructure
  • If standardization of market data exchange is driven to the maximum, the need for a central messaging and data hub is made obsolete
  • Re-use of the EDA infrastructure for a series of processes such as meter data exchange, e-invoicing, nomination, and smart grid related data exchange
Wed 16 Nov 09:50 to 10:10
Speakers: 

Katharina Volk

Project Coordinator Project grid-control
Netze BW GmbH

Project Grid-control – Future Grid-management of A DSO 2.0

  • A technical-economical system approach to add more flexibility to the energy system
  • High Power System Security by means of Wide Area Power Plant
  • Affordability of electricity on account of the German Grid-Traffic-Light-Concept
Wed 16 Nov 10:10 to 10:30
Speakers: 

Chief Solution Expert
SAP SE

Big Data Analytics for Improved Maintenance and Better Customer Insights

  • The Smart Grid requires new solutions to analyse more and different types of data
  • Predictive Maintenance improves asset management strategies and asset availability
  • Energy Analysis provides better customer insights
Wed 16 Nov 10:30 to 10:50
Speakers: 

Jorge Gonzalez

Head of Solutions
Atos Worldgrid

Glen Lancastle

CIO and COO
Madrileña Red de Gas

Revenue Protection from Data Analytics in Energy Distribution

  • Non-technical Losses: the challenge
  • The implementation of a revenue protection service
  • An approach to revenue protection from data analytics and big data
Wed 16 Nov 10:50 to 11:00

Morning Coffee Break

Wed 16 Nov 11:00 to 11:20
Speakers: 

Jean-Charles Monnet

Manager of “the digital factory”
ENEDIS

Leveraging The Potential of New Data Services

  • As grids become smarter thanks to smart meters and IoT, the amount of data which needs to be collected and treated is skyrocketing
  • Utilities like ERDF must develop Big Data infrastructures and capabilities in order to leverage the potential of new data services addressing external and internal needs
  • Examples : Predictive Maintenance ; grid management ; grid supervision.
Wed 16 Nov 11:20 to 11:40
Speakers: 

Andreas Flamm

Member Board of Directors
SEDC

Smart Market – Data Needed by Market Actors

  • Access to energy and pricing data empowers consumers to be active and engaged market participants
  • Consumers should own their data and decide which market players are allowed to access them
  • Consumption data helps identify flexibility potential that can be offered to the market and to system operators
Wed 16 Nov 11:40 to 12:30
Speakers: 

Andreas Flamm

Member Board of Directors
SEDC

Michael Merz

IT Infrastructure Advisor
Österreichs Energie

Erik Landeck

Vice-Chair of the DSO Committee
Eurelectric

Katharina Volk

Project Coordinator Project grid-control
Netze BW GmbH

Panel: What are The Needs of Market Actors & The Required Political Framework?

  • Digitalisation is progressively changing the consumer environment
  • Discussing data management requires a proper understanding of the different kinds of data that exist and how they are covered by regulation.
  • How can we move forward with data to help manage the grid?
Moderator: 

Senior Manager
EnBW
Wed 16 Nov 14:00 to 14:10

Session Introduction - Data to Help Engage with The Customer

Consumer data is essential to improve communication with end consumers. Next to that data is the cornerstone of some of the new services that are being offered to customers. Case studies of personalisation strategies communication and offerings among others.

Wed 16 Nov 14:10 to 14:30
Speakers: 

Director
Delta-ee

Customer Data Analytics across Europe

  • Where the energy industry is at with customer data analytics
  • How to use data analytics to engage more with customers
  • Customer data analytics can help your business crossell and upsell
Wed 16 Nov 14:30 to 14:50
Speakers: 

Eduardo Navarro

Bidelek Sareak Coordinator
IBERDROLA Distribución Eléctrica

José Ignacio Hormaeche

Managing Director
Cluster de Energía (Basque Energy Cluster)

Large Scale Customer Engagement in The Metropolitan Area of Bilbao

  • Project assessment: smart grid deployment in figures; technologies used, standardisation, interoperability.
  • Involvement of the supply chain.
  • Business case: impact and benefits for all stakeholders, customers engagement.
Wed 16 Nov 14:50 to 15:10
Speakers: 

Global VP, Utilities IBU
SAP

Real-Time Analytics for Better Customer Service

  • Understand What the Customer Expects
  • Leverage Technology to Predict Why the Customer is Calling
  • Transition the workforce to become energy consultants
Wed 16 Nov 15:10 to 15:30
Speakers: 

Randell Johnson

Chief Analytics Officer
Alevo Analytics

Transitioning to a New Energy Future Using Advanced Data Analytics

  • The MA State of Charge Report and the impact its having in the market.
  • The viability and potential of energy storage technology and the impact on consumers and the grid.
  • Using data and analytics to create new opportunities for energy decision makers and consumers.
Wed 16 Nov 15:30 to 15:45
Speakers: 

Claudie Guyomard

project manager
Enedis

SOLENN – How to Facilitate The Data Flows

  • French regulatory context and approach to gather consumer’s consent to share their data
  • Focus on the French way to implement the “green button”
  • Next step : moving towards a standard for consumption data sharing
Wed 16 Nov 15:45 to 16:00
Speakers: 

Vassilis Nikolopoulos

CEO & co-founder
Intelen Inc

How utilities will generate new revenue streams using data-driven engagement

  • Data-driven cross sell and up-sell through innovative campaign management procedures
  • How to transform a utility to a digital service provider
  • Future digital utility strategies in Europe according to EU directives
Wed 16 Nov 15:45 to 16:00

Afternoon Coffee Break

Wed 16 Nov 16:00 to 16:20
Speakers: 

Riccardo Vicari

Vice President, EMEA Sales Opower solutions
Oracle Utilities

Can European Retail Utilities Afford Not to Invest in Generating Engaged Customers?

  • European Retail utilities face hyper competition from both within and outside the energy market
  • Radical business transformation is required to address the new challenges
  • The role of Customer Engagement Management solutions in this scenario
Wed 16 Nov 16:20 to 16:40
Speakers: 

Stéphane Dufour

Co-founder and CTO
Swisscom Energy Solutions AG

Fostering consumers to accelerate the energy transition

  • How we managed to collect data from customers 
  • What are the opportunities for Utilities?
  • What are the opportunities for other stakeholders in consumer home?
Wed 16 Nov 16:40 to 17:30
Speakers: 

Kaspar Kaarlep

Head of Digital Network Technology
Elektrilevi

Head of IS
Iberdrola

Head of Smart Grid Development
UK Power Networks

Head Engineering and Industrial Services, Europe & UK
Tata Consultancy Services

How can Utilities Succeed in the Emerging Energy Value Eco-system? Synchronize Business and Engineering Operations

Solar, Battery Storage, EV Charging, Micro-grids and other Energy Technologies would create new opportunities of co-creation of  value between Utilities, its Customers and Partners. Utilities have to evaluate the various business cases and select the best possible business model for the same. A key to the success for an Utility would depend on  how well they can leverage their engineering operations to come up with an effective operating model to install and maintain these energy technologies. They would also need to leverage their business operations more effectively to ensure a more data enabled, situation aware and  responsive model for making the energy value ecosystem viable and sustainable.

  • What are the Operating Models Utilities are adopting to address this new emerging business?
  • What new approaches will be required to create synergy between the Utility's Business and Engineering Operations to cater to the lifestyle of the customers?
  • How can Utilities leverage the emerging technologies to enable a viable and sustainable energy value ecosystem?
Moderator: 

Head Business Transformation, Utilities
Tata Consultancy Services
Thu 17 Nov 09:00 to 09:10

Session Introduction - Data-driven Behavior Change

International implementations of demand response management and energy efficiency programmes that have the aim to reduce energy consumption. Cutting edge projects that analyze data in innovative ways will present their results.

Thu 17 Nov 09:10 to 09:30
Speakers: 

Leesa Lee

VP Marketing
Bidgely

Differentiation and Engagement Through Disaggregation

  • How energy disaggregation helps energy providers acquire and retain customers
  • Engagement features enabled via real-time energy data
  • Case study of a European utility who has deployed Bidgely HomeBeat
Thu 17 Nov 09:30 to 09:50
Speakers: 

Head of Research
Aspern Smart City Research

The Power of Data Analytics to Drive the Evolution of a Smart City

  • After rigorous work on data integration, the team is now using new approaches to reveal insights from their resulting Big Data.  These insights influence all use cases across the breadth of the ASCR, but mostly in smart ICT and LV grid control, driving at operational and strategic grid planning and near real-time management.
  • Smart ICT use case including operational and strategic grid planning and grid load forecasting.   The district is able to achieve greater accuracy in forecasting which reduces total costs and environmental impacts. The district benefits from a feedback loop whereby they are able to quickly analyze the efficiency of their optimization strategies with a view to continuous improvement.
  • LV grid control use case including LV grid management and smart meters for grid monitoring.  The district is able to consider how they can shift from “passive” grid optimization by analyzing events and effects, to “active” grid optimization and grid management. This will extend to distributed intelligence based on distributed devices (field-tested prototypes).
Thu 17 Nov 09:50 to 10:10
Speakers: 

Friedrich Knebel

Member of the Board
ELMÜ-ÉMÁSZ

Experience from A Smart Metering Multi-utility Project in Hungary

  • Smart Metering in Hungary (Specialties compared to other European countries)
  • Experiences of multi utility smart metering with a focus on customer requirements and area-based full Roll outs (including communication concepts)
  • Technical solutions and difficulties of the pilot
Thu 17 Nov 10:10 to 10:30
Speakers: 

Philippe Bourguignon

SEAS project coordinator
ENGIE

SEAS: the Driver for Behavioral Change in the Energy Sharing Economy

  • Standardizing the exchange of energy-related information is stimulating the innovation (start up, SME, ..) and stimulate new businesses
  • Presentation of the benefits provided by facilitating exchanges between communities (Energy sharing economy)
  • Associating this standardization of energy-related information and services with certification tools like blockchains is a way to automatize the warranty of origin of the production of green energy.
Thu 17 Nov 10:30 to 10:50
Speakers: 

Guy Champniss

Visiting Fellow
Cranfield University School of Management

Are We Nearly There Yet? Improving (and shortening) The Customer Journey Toward Energy Efficiency

  • Detail the opportunity to improve consumer chances to buy energy efficient products as a focus of consumer behaviour change, and the benefits this delivers to utilities. Will present new research that has been run on Marketplace to refine intervention strategies, with real results from utilities.
  • The importance of applying behavioural science to a ‘one time intervention’, in order to deliver consumer behaviour change regarding energy efficiency
  • The importance of developing the ability - and willingness - to run agile experiments to better focus interventions for consumer  behaviour change.
Thu 17 Nov 10:50 to 11:00

Morning Coffee Break

Thu 17 Nov 11:00 to 11:20
Speakers: 

Director of Huawei Energy Sector
Huawei

The Future is 100% Connected Power IoT

  • The innovative solution covering device, network and app to build 100% connected power IoT.
  • The concept of power IoT and why we need it.
  • The key features of power IoT and the challenges.
Thu 17 Nov 11:20 to 11:40
Speakers: 

Partner and Director of Consulting
VaasaETT

Designing Creative Customer Engagement - 15 designers, 3 days, 1 goal

  • What are the key factors determining energy related behaviour for residential customers?
  • How can engagement with the end customer be sustained by Natural Language and Machine Learning
  • What solutions will 15 creative designers in a three day workshop with utilities and energy experts create to engage energy customers of the future
Thu 17 Nov 11:40 to 12:00
Speakers: 

Mathijs Guichelaar

Joep Van Leersum

Executive Partner Energy & Utilities
IBM Nordics & Benelux

A New Business Model Based on Renewables Output Forecasting, Driven by Deep Analytics and Accurate Weather Data

  • Decentralised generation causes increasing unpredictability in loads on the electrical system
  • This requires ever improving Power (Wind, Solar) output forecasting
  • With the weather prediction accuracy of IBM's Weather Company combined with the power of deep analytics, Vandebron and IBM have gained experience in how to significantly improve forecasting the power output of Vandebron's connected Wind Farms.
Thu 17 Nov 12:00 to 12:30
Speakers: 

Senior Manager
EnBW

Leesa Lee

VP Marketing
Bidgely

Philippe Bourguignon

SEAS project coordinator
ENGIE

Q & A: Having it All? Balancing the Drive to Promote Energy Efficiency, Increase Engagement and Deliver the Money

- We’re all aware of the challenges and opportunities facing utilities, many of which rely on fundamental customer behaviour change.

- How do these seemingly disparate goals fit together? Do they even fit together?

- What does this mean for the utility of the future? 

 

Moderator: 

Guy Champniss

Visiting Fellow
Cranfield University School of Management
Tue 15 Nov 14:00 to 14:10

Session Introduction - Security Frameworks to Prevent Hacking The Grid

Cybersecurity projects and case studies on different levels of the smart grid.  Protecting vulnerabilities of IT and OT. Malware attacks, data leakage and digital fraud detection. Specific vulnerabilities concerning smart meters, SCADA systems, PLC's and more.

Tue 15 Nov 14:10 to 14:30
Speakers: 

Paul Smith

Project Leader Project SPARKS
AIT Austrian Institute of Technology, Safety & Security Department

New Cybersecurity Threats to Energy Utility Systems

  • This presentation will give an introduction to new cybersecurity threats that utilities are facing
  • Specifically, the talk will focus on Advanced Persistent Threats (APTs) to infrastructures
  • A new and increasingly critical challenge are cybersecurity threats that result in physical consequences to infrastructures
Tue 15 Nov 14:30 to 14:50
Speakers: 

Jan Krüger

Product Manager IoT Security Solutions
Intel Corp

From Silicon to Cloud, IIoT Security with Intel Technologies and Solutions

  • Grid Digitalization and Security challenges associated and its mitigation utilizing Industrial Internet Consortium’s (IIC) Security Recommendations to gain Integrity (Device and Data), Availability and Resilience
  • Hardware based and assistant security capabilities for Smart Grid / Smart Cities based on Intel platforms scaling from Intel Quark based MCUs to Intel Xeon.
  • Software Security and Security Services from Intel to architect the Smart Grid / Smart City.
Tue 15 Nov 14:50 to 15:10
Speakers: 

Advisor Security
Cluster Energia

Automatic Power Loss Detection on LV Grids

  • Automatic grid mapping: determine LV topology from meter to MV/LV transformer, LV feeder and phase
  • Automatically detect tampered meters, before field inspections are made
  • Measure power losses per MV/LV transformer and LV feeder
Tue 15 Nov 15:10 to 15:30
Speakers: 

Emil Gurevitch

Information Security Engineer
Open Smart Grid Protocol Alliance

Smart Grid Security Pitfalls

Many security talks are too abstract and hard to apply to the real-world. Many attendees leave those talks none the wiser. This presentation aims to be the exact opposite and focuses on relevant smart grid security pitfalls and how to avoid them.

Tue 15 Nov 15:30 to 15:50
Speakers: 

Alma Solar

R&D and Project Manager
Electric Cooperative of Alginet

User Perspective on the New Threats

To be announced

Tue 15 Nov 15:50 to 16:00

Afternoon Coffee Break

Tue 15 Nov 16:00 to 16:20
Speakers: 

Thomas Gereke

Cyber Security Senior Management Consultant
Siemens AG

Holistic Cyber Security Consultancy Approach for Energy Network provider

  • Holistic Cyber Security Consultancy Approach for Energy Network provider
  • IT and OT Integration within Smart Grid
  • Overview German Cyber Security Law for Energy Network provider
Tue 15 Nov 16:20 to 16:40
Speakers: 

Stefan Schauer

Scientist
Austrian Institute of Technology

Identifying and Managing Risks in Interconnected Utility Networks

  • Novel approaches and tools for threat and consequence assessment
  • Analysing cascading effects over multiple interconnected networks
  • Integration into the standard ISO 31000 risk management process
Tue 15 Nov 16:40 to 17:30
Speakers: 

Emil Gurevitch

Information Security Engineer
Open Smart Grid Protocol Alliance

Stefan Schauer

Scientist
Austrian Institute of Technology

Alma Solar

R&D and Project Manager
Electric Cooperative of Alginet

Panel: Addressing New Forms of Cybersecurity Risks to European Energy Utilities

There are a number of new cybersecurity risks that European utilities must address.

  • These include threats resulting in operational consequences to the respective infrastructure, such as losses in a specific region (cf. the incident in the Ukraine)
  • Liability risks related to new regulations, such as the General Data Protection Regulation (GPDR) and NIS Directive.
  • This panel will discuss the various challenges of addressing these risks, examining their importance for energy utilities and the potential solution space. Panelists will be asked to comment on where priorities should be placed for energy utilities to address these new cybersecurity risks.
Moderator: 

Paul Smith

Project Leader Project SPARKS
AIT Austrian Institute of Technology, Safety & Security Department
Thu 17 Nov 13:00 to 13:20
Speakers: 

Ales Svigelj

SUNSEED Scientific Coordinator/WP4 Leader
Jozef Stefan Institute

SUNSEED – Introduction, Evolutionary Approach to Robust Networking for Smart Grids, Main Findings

  • Short overview of the project SUNSEED (Sustainable and robust networking for smart electricity distribution FP7-ICT)
  • Developed solutions and main architecture for the distribution system observation, monitoring and forecasting.
  • Main finding of SUNSEED project with the focus on the results gained from testbed.
Thu 17 Nov 13:20 to 13:40
Speakers: 

Jurij Jurše

Research Engineer
Elektro Primorska

Field-trial, DSO Communications Network Vision and Strategy

  • Converged communication networks
  • Communication access scenarios for advance measurement devices connection on field trial
  • Increasing observability of power network
Thu 17 Nov 13:40 to 14:00
Speakers: 

Svetlana Grant

Project Director, Future IoT Networks, Connected Living Program
GSMA

Mobile Low Power Wide Area Technologies for Utilities

  • New mobile low power wide area technologies have been standardised by 3GPP. These networks will become commercial in 2017 and connect billions of devices by 2020. We will present the capabilities of these new technologies and how they address the requirements of the utilities companies.
  • In 2016, dozens of trials of mobile LPWA technologies have taken place and the first results are now shared by mobile operators and their partners. Here we will present the outcomes of these trials.
  • Finally we will discuss the benefits of using LPWA based on the existing examples in the energy, smart cities and environmental markets.
Thu 17 Nov 14:00 to 14:20
Speakers: 

Vassilis Nikolopoulos

CEO & co-founder
Intelen Inc

Engaging Microgrid Prosumers over Digital Technologies and Personalization in VIMSEN

  • New techniques of Prosumer Engagement
  • Data analytics applied to Prosumer business models
  • Some Case KPIs presented for data-driven strategy
Thu 17 Nov 14:20 to 14:40
Speakers: 

Anthony Schoofs

Researcher
EC VIMSEN

Automating Measurement & Verification Procedures for Distributed Energy Management Applications

  • Typical M&V practices and limitations
  • How can such a process can be simplify through modern software tools
  • What are the potential areas where such tools will have a major impact
Thu 17 Nov 14:40 to 15:10
Speakers: 

Ales Svigelj

SUNSEED Scientific Coordinator/WP4 Leader
Jozef Stefan Institute

Jurij Jurše

Research Engineer
Elektro Primorska

Peter Zidar

Project Coordinator
EC SUNSEED

Anthony Schoofs

Researcher
EC VIMSEN

Panel: The Future of Smart-grid Observability and Control

  • What are the biggest Smart-grid issues we have to solve in near future?
  • Next steps towards integrating Power Grids with Telecom Networks
  • Smart-grids as part of bigger picture IoT
Moderator: 

WP6 leader
EC SUNSEED
 
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